|Died||April 9, 1992 (aged 71)|
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||San Jose State University|
|Known for||Developer of first videotape recorder|
Ginsburg earned a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University in 1948. He worked as an engineer at AM-radio station KQW (now KCBS). He joined Ampex in 1951, and remained there until his retirement in 1986, holding the title Vice President of Advanced Technology. The engineering team that helped created the videotape recorder while working for Ampex under his direction were Charles Andersen, Ray Dolby, Shelby Henderson, Fred Pfost, and Alex Maxey.
Honors and Awards
- David Sarnoff Award of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) (1957),
- Vladimir K. Zworykin Award of the Institute of Radio Engineers (1958),
- Valdemar Poulsen Gold Medal from the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (1960)
- Howard N. Potts Medal from the Franklin Institute (1969)
- John Scott Medal from the Corporation of the city of Philadelphia
- Video Achievement Award from the former International Tape/Disc Association (1975)
- Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (1990).
- Inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame (2000).
- U.S. Patent 3,003,025
- U.S. Patent 2,968,692
- U.S. Patent 2,956,114
- U.S. Patent 2,921,990
- U.S. Patent 2,916,547
- U.S. Patent 2,916,546
- U.S. Patent 2,866,012
- "Group photo including Ginsburg and his team". Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- Hammar, Peter (1994). "Memorial Tribute: Charles Ginsburg". Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. p. 84. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
- "Charles Ginsburg". Consumer Electronics Association. 2000. Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (April 17, 1992). "Charles P. Ginsburg, 71, Leader In Developing Video Recording". The New York Times. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
- "List of IEEE Vladimir K. Zworykin Award recipients". Retrieved 15 October 2014.
- Short bio Archived November 23, 2005, at the Wayback Machine